Nicaragua - Northern Highlands (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Northern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua guidebook.

You’ve arrived in a place where colorful quetzals nest in misty cloud forests, and where Nicaragua’s best coffee and tobacco are cultivated. Duck into ancient, crumbling cathedrals, get pounded by waterfalls, and explore recently discovered canyons.

  • pick coffee beans beneath the towering cloud forest at Reserva Natural Cerro Datanlí–El Diablo
  • maps
  • scramble, swim and float along the magnificent Cañon de Somoto gorge
  • transport
  • ride horses at Área Protegida Miraflor through magnificent countryside to swimming holes
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Estelí, Área Protegida Miraflor, Área Protegida Cerro Tisey-Estanzuela, Condega, Somoto, Ocotal, Dipilto, Jalapa, Jinotega, Reserva Natural Cerro Datanlí–El Diablo, Lago de Apanás, Matagalpa & around, San Ramón, Reserva Natural Cerro El Arenal, La Dalia & Peñas Blancas.

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